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The word inhibit and its family (inhibited, inhibiting, inhibition, inhibitions, inhibits) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.
Definition of the verb inhibit
What does inhibit mean as a doing word?
Inhibit is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: inhibited | inhibiting | inhibits
- prohibit, forbid, or prevent from doing something
- example: Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, arbitrary control with -ing] The rules forbid smoking [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, noun phrase with preposition and -ing] The rules forbid us from smoking [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, possessive with -ing] The rules forbid our smoking [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, not sentential clause] The rules forbid it
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- more generic words: forbid / foreclose / forestall / preclude / prevent = keep from happening or arising
- limit, block, or decrease the action or function of
- consciously restrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- synonyms of inhibit: bottle up / suppress
- more specific words:
- make (someone) self-conscious and as a result unable to act naturally
Alternative definition of the verb inhibit
- to hinder; to restrain
Definition of the verb inhibit for high school students
- to prevent, restrain, stop
- example: When I told you I needed the car last night, I certainly never meant to inhibit you from going out.
The verb inhibit is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for inhibit
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by MD Anthony F. Jahn
To inhibit means to keep the conduit free, so that your decisions can flow unimpeded from will to action—or nonaction, as the case may be. Energy and Direction With the help of a partner, do this exercise. Stand and lift an arm, as if to hail a ...
Childhood Head Injury (2016)
Developmental and Recovery Variables: A Special Double Issue of Developmental Neuropsychology by Maureen Dennis, Harvey S. Levin, Professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Psychiatry Neurosurgery and Pediatrics Harvey S Levin
Inhibit is the ability to resist or delay an impulse, to appropriately stop one's own activity at the propertime, or both. The ability to inhibit is ...
Sodium diacetate has been shown to inhibit A. flavus at 0.1–0.5% in potato dextrose agar (pH 3.5 and 4.5) and in animal feeds and silage. Diethyl dicarbonate (DEDC), commonly called diethyl pyrocarbonate, has been shown to be fungicidal ...
by Wilson G. Pond
Tetracyclines Tetracycline and the derivatives oxytetracycline, doxycy- cline, and minocycline inhibit protein synthesis by binding to the 30S ribosomal subunit . Resistance to tetracyclines is mediated by one of two mechanisms.
by Elizabeth Marie Williams, Stephanie J. Carter
ADDITIVES AND PRESERVATIVES Food additives and preservatives are included in foods during the manufacturing process to help keep them fresh and inhibit growth of pathogens, as well as to enhance or maintain color. Additives can also ...
by Burkhard Fugmann, Susanne Lang-Fugmann, Wolfgang Steglich
They reversibly inhibit cytoplasm division [cytokinesis, but not nuclear division ( mitosis)] and can thus lead to multi-nuclear giant cells or at higher concentrations to expulsion of the nucleus from the cell (denucleation). In mammalian cells they ...
by Michel Millodot
inhibit acetylcholinesterase and prolong the action of acetylcholine whereas antimuscarinic drugs (also referred to as anticholinergics ...
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Usage statistics about inhibit
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb inhibit:
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Scrabble value of I1N1H4I1B3I1T1
The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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